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Apparent Contradiction of Words and Numbers

Four Witnesses to a 430-year Sojourn in Egypt

Abraham’s Witness to a 430-Year Egyptian Sojourn

Jacob’s Life Requires a 430-Year Egyptian Sojourn

Elasticity of Hebrew Genealogical Terms

Abbreviated/Condensed Genealogies

Shem’s List: The Ultimate Example of Condensing

Shem’s Genealogy—Which Bible?

Evidence from the Lifespan of Job for Missing Generations

Evidence from the Message of Job for Missing Generations

Evidence from the Times of Job for Missing Generations

Biblical Earth Movements After the Flood

Peleg, Joktan and the Table of Nations

Historical Errors Obscuring the Condensing of Shem’s Line

Interpretative Errors Supporting Ussher View

The Missing World between the Flood and Peleg

Recent Scholarship Improves Biblical Understanding

Summary of Biblical Findings

Secular Evidence—Those Many Documents Unavailable to Ussher

Conclusion

Foreword

(Yet to be written- OT/Hebrew Authority Needed)

As of February 2024, none of the world’s leading inerrancy Hebrew/Old Testament scholars has agreed to review this book. Maybe they are too busy; maybe this issue is not that important; maybe it is too unique. But this does not mean that competent scholars with doctors’ degrees have not reviewed this material. The author has communicated with three who have encouraged the publishing of these ideas. All three are respected senior scholars at or near the end of fruitful lifetime ministries in teaching the Old Testament.

In contrast those who reject the idea that Shem’s list is incomplete do not have this kind of experience or even these skills. Chapter 17 explains the difference between true scholars and those who add Shem’s numbers to declare the date of the Flood. Some of the latter have corresponded personally with me. Their explanations and arguments are unconvincing and without merit. For the sake of unity in the Body of Christ I will not identify them. Love among the brethren is the greater requirement.

The issue in this book is the practice of Scripture. Is it true that it uses family terms in a broad sense as well as in the standard narrow sense? Is it true that the details of Amram and Jochebed were true of the parents of their unnamed immediate son and that the Hebrew verb “to bear” refers to bearing Miriam, Aaron and Moses in the broad sense of being born somewhere down the line? Is it true that there is a 57% decrease in longevity between Eber and Peleg and other than this enormous decrease, the average generational decrease was never higher than one or two percent and eventually declined to zero by the end of Moses life? Yes. These biblical uses are clear and they are the point of this book. Thus, the Flood occurred nearer 4000 B.C. than 2500 B.C.

Maybe someday the needed Old Testament Hebrew authority will come forward.Lloyd T. Anderson

February 2024

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